Wool Hand Carders, 1800s.
CAMC Collection 85
Wool Hand Carders, 1800s. CAMC Collection 85. 1 Hollinger box.
The wool hand carders collection contains two hand carders from the 1800s. These were most likely brought to the United States by Swedish immigrants. Hand carders were used to break up clumps of fibers and align the individual fibers parallel to each other. After the fibers have been carded, the material can then be used for spinning. One of the carders was donated by Mrs. J.A. Edquist and the other was made by “Sions Skede” in Sweden.
There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.
Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of the College Archives, the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library, and Gustavus Adolphus College.
Wool Hand Carders, 1800s. CAMC Collection 85. Gustavus Adolphus College Archives, St. Peter, Minnesota.
Adrianna Darden processed this collection and developed the finding aid during October 2010.